Goodbye, House! You’ve Been Good to Us

Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us

WWell two weeks ago we officially said goodbye to our Seattle home where we have lived for the past six years. This house was good for us. It was a gathering place that brought our family together. It was a refuge from hard and good times, offering unexpected blessings along the way, even as we turned the page on the next chapter of our lives.

Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us

We have asked ourselves several times as we thought about next season (and if a move would be part of it) “do we really want to say goodbye to another house that we love?” Honestly, we does not have want to. I have always dreamed of a home forever, but even though our other homes have not turned out to be eternal, I have lived as if each home is “the only one.”

We loved this house. But it became clear as we explored our future that closing the door to this house, to this chapter in our life, was the right decision in many ways. Through every turn and turn we have felt so much peace and have seen other doors open to so many of our dreams. Seeing what lay ahead made it a little easier to move forward.

Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us

Still, the peace we had by moving to our new home doesn’t mean we won’t miss this one! We do. But it’s an important part of our story, so we didn’t really feel like it was a goodbye forever. Each house we have lived in has taught us so much, so we carry those feelings with us. This house is no exception.

While it is true that we will not be going back, we will also be able to continue to enjoy it as images of it will be featured in my new “coffee table style” photo book! I look forward to sharing more about my new book with you tomorrow and over the coming year.

Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us

If you’ve been following our life adventures, you might remember when we moved into this house and all the projects we have tackled during our years here. It didn’t start out like that here. It wasn’t exactly the house of our dreams (and not even really the house we thought we were looking for!), But it was a good, solid house and in the area and season we were looking for it was the best we were looking for. we could find.

This house turned out to be more of a gift than we imagined. The previous owner told me after buying the house that we were going love live here. I wasn’t really sure what she meant at the time, but she was right. This house was happy and welcoming, not only because of the plans we have made over the years to make it feel like us, but because it was always nice to be there.

We took some videos of photos from our last walk before packing up our things. We have so many more photos, including a few spaces that we’ve made little updates that haven’t been shown on the blog yet (you can finally see what we decided to do for our bathroom. mint and rose!). We’ll be sharing more photos and updates in this home later, so this won’t be the last.

Some of you had also requested to see it “staged” for sale, so we might share in more detail what this process looked like for us in a future article! We didn’t have it professionally staged, we simply removed extra or “unnecessary” personal effects, removed our family photos from the walls, and removed our personal items and memorabilia. It was always cozy and warm with our furniture, we just tried to make room for buyers to imagine themselves and their own belongings in the house.

We received six amazing offers and closed the sale to the new owners a few weeks ago. Every prayer we had regarding this decision to sell this house and find a new home has been answered in an incredible way. So while we are sad to say goodbye to you and we will miss this house so much, we are confident that it was meant to be our home for this season, just as we are confident that our new home is for us in this season. this.

Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us

We are eternally grateful for this house, it has changed our lives forever! And now we are so excited to start a new chapter in our new little cottage by the sea, it is also a sweet and unexpected gift.

So as they say, we said goodbye for the moment but we know that this house will always remain a part of our history, of our blog and of our family.

Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us
Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us
Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us
Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us
Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us
Goodbye, House! You have been nice to us

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If you are new or have forgotten why we were here to begin with and want a little more history on why we decided to move to our new home, you might like to catch up with a few – some of these messages:

We’re moving, part one!
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We’re moving, part three!

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